Will and Nick live in a one-bedroom flat, decorated in glorious palatial style (and have great parties…)

Above an antiques shop in the picture postcard village of Alfriston sits a very special home indeed. The moment the door opens to Will and Nick’s fabulous apartment, revealing a table lamp dripping with fat bauble-shaped candles on a green porphyry column and a 19th century German cuckoo clock hung on Fornasetti wallpaper by Cole & Son, it’s apparent these homeowners are not afraid to mix it up.

The Fornasetti lamp shades in the master bedroom are topped with vintage hats. The tapestry over the bed is an antique ceremonial Indian bullock blanket

The Fornasetti lamp shades in the master bedroom are topped with vintage hats. The tapestry over the bed is an antique ceremonial Indian bullock blanket

A column on the stairs holds some of Will’s large collection of perfumes. The walls are painted in Paynes Grey by Craig & Rose 1829

A column on the stairs holds some of Will’s large collection of perfumes. The walls are painted in Paynes Grey by Craig & Rose 1829

In the drawing room a Fornasetti print hangs over a sofa covered in a 1920s armorial tapestry. The chair is upholstered with a rare 18th century Turkish needlework

In the drawing room a Fornasetti print hangs over a sofa covered in a 1920s armorial tapestry. The chair is upholstered with a rare 18th century Turkish needlework

The tapestry on the facing wall of the sitting room is dated to around 1580. Will found the early 20th century Fortuny curtains in an auction. A painting hangs on the back of the door

The tapestry on the facing wall of the sitting room is dated to around 1580. Will found the early 20th century Fortuny curtains in an auction. A painting hangs on the back of the door

The hall walls are hand-painted marbling. The cast-iron urns are 18th century continental

The hall walls are hand-painted marbling. The cast-iron urns are 18th century continental

Looking from the first-floor hall into the sitting room.

Looking from the first-floor hall into the sitting room

The 18th century kitchen table is a baker’s dough bin

The 18th century kitchen table is a baker’s dough bin

More of Will’s vintage perfume bottle collection, displayed in the dressing room and the master bedroom

More of Will’s vintage perfume bottle collection, displayed in the dressing room and the master bedroom

More of Will’s vintage perfume bottle collection, displayed in the dressing room and the master bedroom

More of Will’s vintage perfume bottle collection

The 19th century German cuckoo and quail clock is mounted on the Fornasetti Mediterranea wallpaper by Cole & Son

The 19th century German cuckoo and quail clock is mounted on the Fornasetti Mediterranea wallpaper by Cole & Son

Will uses his grandmother’s desk as a dressing table. The painted pottery ladies were made by a friend

Will uses his grandmother’s desk as a dressing table. The painted pottery ladies were made by a friend

A stack of Hermès boxes on the upstairs landing

A stack of Hermès boxes on the upstairs landing

Will’s vintage dress shop next door is a veritable treasure trove of old school glamour

Will’s vintage dress shop next door is a veritable treasure trove of old school glamour

Vintage luggage alongside a 1920s evening coat and a pink Jean Muir cocktail dress

Vintage luggage alongside a 1920s evening coat and a pink Jean Muir cocktail dress

Will and Nick’s antiques shop underneath the flat was initially opened to sell all the things they couldn’t fit into their new home from their previous large house

Will and Nick’s antiques shop underneath the flat was initially opened to sell all the things they couldn’t fit into their new home from their previous large house

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